Can tall girls dating short guys

09 May

I don’t need a Clarke Gable-esque gent to dazzle me with over-the-top chivalry, nor do I want to be literally swept off my feet a la Still, there is one classic rom-com cliché that I can’t seem to shake - that lingering moment when a woman looks up into her lover’s eyes. For a very long time I had one unwavering criteria when finding a suitable partner: 6ft and above, please.

Dating isn't always easy for short guys and tall girls. Society tells guys to feel protective and girls protected.

With shining examples of the short man/lanky lady dynamic, such as 5ft 11 Sophie Dahl and 5ft 4 Jamie Cullum, Carla Bruni and the French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy and famously, Tom Cruise’s persuasion to taller women Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes, it’s a wonder why I’ve never wanted to set my sights a little lower.

Well, for a start, it’s the potential awkwardness that puts me off.

My friend Charlie, who is 5-foot-7, says he hasn't had any problems dating, although he does add an extra inch to his online profile.

He says that his date's height doesn't matter to him as long as his height doesn't matter to her.